Restoring Access

Since 2007,the Board and Trust have removed thirty obstacles to fish migration

One of our biggest successes  has been to increase the size of the catchment available to salmon. Where we have  man-made  obstacles to fish migration, such as an old weir, we have removed it.  In the last 10 years, we have removed over thirty obstructions to fish migration. One of the largest was the Culter Dam, which opened up about 75km of the catchment to salmon. Once we remove the other obstacles on the Culter catchment we will have opened up about 125km of  river. These areas which will be colonised by salmon. It will take a few years to populate the area, but we have made a good start. In the first year following installation, 43 salmon used the fish pass.  In the  summer  of 2015, we recorded the first salmon fry  in the Culter catchment in over 200 years. So the process is well underway. 

2016 Count to 2 November

  1. a total count of 6 Salmon have ascended the pass since the counter was installed on the 28th of August
  2. a total count of 18 Sea trout have ascended the pass since the counter was installed on the 28th of August



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